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Getting Started with Flex 3: An Adobe Developer Library Pocket Guide for Developersby Emily Kim
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Discover how easy RIA development can be with this one-of-a-kind handbook from the Adobe Developer Library. Several clear, step-by-step mini-tutorials teach you about web services, event handling, designing user interfaces with reusable components, and more. After finishing this guide, you'll be able to build Flash applications ranging from widgets to full-featured RIAs using the Flex SDK and Flex Builder 3.0. With Getting Started with Flex 3, you will:
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This pocket (4.25x7") guide teaches readers how to build Flash applications ranging from widgets to full-featured RIAs, using the Flex SDK and Flex Builder 3.0. The book includes several step-by-step mini-tutorials along with complete code samples and pre-built Flex components for video players, a slide show, a chat client, and an RSS reader. It also offers tips, tricks, and techniques for leveraging existing programming skills, whether readers come from an open source or Visual Studio-intensive background. A list of resources for Flex developers briefly describes Flex web sites, blogs, community resources, and books. B&w screenshots are included. The book is intended for those who are new to Flex or who have tried previous versions of Flex and are interested in what's new in Flex 3. Herrington is an engineer and author. Kim is co-founder of a software design, programming, and education company. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This concise handbook has been developed in partnership with Adobe, for distribution to the global Flex development marketplace. Its primary purpose is as part of a Flex development starter kit.
About the Author
Jack D. Herrington is an engineer, author and presenter who lives and works in the Bay Area. His mission is to expose his fellow engineers to new technologies. That covers a broad spectrum, from demonstrating programs that write other programs in the book Code Generation in Action. Providing techniques for building customer centered web sites in PHP Hacks. All the way writing a how-to on audio blogging called Podcasting Hacks. All of which make great holiday gifts and are available online here, and at your local bookstore. Jack also writes articles for O'Reilly, DevX and IBM Developerworks.
Emily Kim, President, Trilemtry, Inc., has co-authored and contributed to a number of books including a college-level workbook about the Internet and various ColdFusion books. Besides being a writer, Emily is also a programmer, designer and a Abobe Master Instructor.
The Adobe Development Team consists of engineers and product evangelists, combining their deep technical knowledge of the technology with communication skills honed from demoing the product hundreds of times, to many thousands of users (and doing countless hours of Q&A with these users).
Table of Contents
PrefaceChapter 1: Installing Flex Builder 3Chapter 2: Flex in ActionChapter 3: Flex 101: Step by StepChapter 4: Flex Controls and LayoutChapter 5: Working with the ServerChapter 6: More Flex ApplicationsChapter 7: Advanced Flex ControlsChapter 8: Flex for WidgetsChapter 9: Flex on AIRChapter 10: Resources for Flex Developers
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